Friday, March 28, 2008

Ellen Halloran's vision:The Half Drowned World

The image above does not do justice to the original painting that will remain on display at the Ceres Gallery on West 27th Street until April 19th.

At last evening's opening Ellen graciously received friends and other viewers as she stood in the center of the gallery, bemused at seeing her own work literally in a new light: matted, framed and hung with an elegant symmetry on the pristine white walls.

These works were painted, mostly from memory, of Peru's Amazon region. The images, rich in sky, water and reflection conveyed, at least to me, a feeling of serenity, solitude and spaciousness amid the "precarious contingencies" that the artist mentions in her notes.

This post is not off the topic. Ellen is one of the many who have been drawn to Our Lady of Vilnius and whose sensibility has contributed to the richness of this special parish.

Ceres Gallery
547 West 27 Street, Suite 201
(between 10 & 11 Aves.)
New York, NY 10001

Tuesday - Saturday 12-6
Thursday 12-8

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